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Rock’r News – May 2016

Faculty Spotlight – Dr. John Neesley

Dr. John Neesley is the senior pastor at Lazybrook Baptist Church in Houston Texas, a contributing partner of Rockbridge. John has been the pastor at Lazybrook sine August 1996. He graduated from LSU where John Neesley 2he cut his teeth on presenting the gospel in a party atmosphere. His Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary and his PhD from New Orleans Seminary helped to solidify his understanding of the Bible in dialoging with others.  He married his high school sweetheart, Bobbye, in 1982.  She is a substitute teacher, reading specialist and assists with preschoolers at church. Their oldest child, Natalie, is married to Austen and is mom to Kate, who is John and Bobbye’s 1st grandchild.  “Pops” loves his visits to Ft Worth to see Kate!  Their youngest, Andrew, is married to Hunter and is a teacher.  John is a “gym rat,” who spends mornings at the fitness club working out, running and swimming.  He and Andrew love to shout for all the local sports teams & they have been known to make road trips to see their beloved Astros play.  Dr. Neesley teaches Biblical Hermeneutics and New Testament Survey and has been on faculty since 2007.

Partner Highlight – Life Purpose Coaching Centers International®

Dr. Katie Brazelton is the founder of Life Purpose Coaching Centers International®, which trains Christian men and women from all over the world (via online, tele-conferences) to become Professional Certified Life Coaches.  Through this vibrant ministry, thousands of people have been help to discover and fulfill their own unique life purpose — in order to live full and abundant lives. Dr. Brazelton has been a teacher professor for Rockbridge Seminary and now serves on the Board of Trustees. If you are interested in becoming a life coach, or finding a Life Coach to help you discover your purpose, check out this extraordinary organization.

Discover Hope for Your Church: Purpose Driven Conference 2016

Join us on June 28-30, to hear Rick Warren share what he has learned from 36 years as pastor at Saddleback Church.  In that time, we’ve baptized more new believers (43,018), put more people into small group Bible studies (over 38,000 meet weekly in 8,420 small groups), and sent out more members on mission (26,846 members have served in 196 countries) than any American church.

This is one conference you don’t want to miss. Sign up at PD.CHURCH.

Graduation – June 3, 2016 at Preston Trail Community Church, Frisco, TX.

Online Giving – We are grateful to our donors who make it possible for students to receive ministry leadership training.  Rockbridge is a 401(C)3 non-profit corporation and your gifts are tax deductible. You may send your gifts to Rockbridge Seminary, 3111 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804 or give online.